Can I get training for that?

Today I shared with the IT Coordinating Committee a list of technology training opportunities and online resources available for the University of Kentucky community. Although it’s not comprehensive (there are surely pockets of specialty training), it does include a variety of opportunities for faculty, staff and students. Here’s a summary of the roundup:

  • Human Resources
    • Face-to-face instructor led workshops (registration through myUK>Employee Self Service>Training.
      • Free to faculty,  staff
      • Adobe Products (Captivate, Photoshop, Flash, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver)
      • Basic Computer Skills (Secure Remote Access, Lync)
      • Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Lync, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project 2007, Excel, Word, OneNote, Publisher, Visio 2007)
      • Web Development (Dreamweaver, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, Web@UK)
    • HR e-Training and Development(eT&D)
      • Free to faculty, staff, students
      • Includes desktop applications, IT professional courses, project management, and Cisco®  brand device configuration. More than 500 course titles available.
  • myUK Learning System Online (LSO) training
    • Available to paid employees of the University of Kentucky
    • More than 1,000 courses currently defined (includes HR instructor led training)
    • Training also includes required SAP training for employees needing to access Enterprise Data (payroll, procards, time leave, etc.)
  • UKIT
  • Center for the Enhancement for Learning and Teaching (CELT)
    • Faculty services and workshops/events
    • Workshops on innovative teaching, learning and student engagement strategies using Web 2.0 and enterprise technologies.
    • Custom workshop designs and long-term Teaching & Technology engagements with campus partners and clients.
  • Distance Learning Programs
    • Services for Distance Learning faculty/faculty cohort services
    • Instructional and pedagogical consultations for individual Distance Learning faculty and faculty cohorts during the course design and development cycle utilizing technology tools such as Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Interactive Video and video capture such as Camtasia and Echo360.
  • UK Libraries
  • A number of college- or program-specific opportunities – check with college or department IT staff.

So, if you need training and you work at the University of Kentucky or attend classes at UK, there’s no excuse. Explore your options today! (If you have more to add, please add training opportunities and resources in the comments section, below.)


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